Can I Send You Some Cootchie?
Whether you’re new around these Cootchie-fied parts or not, you might have noticed some *minor* alterations to the blog. Besides mixing up the writing, I’ve made a couple of changes to the layout. Please hang with me for a bit of technicality. You’ll get to cast a vote at the end. (And, we all know how much I value your votes. Readers voted for the blog’s current name - The Accidental Cootchie Mama.)
Down the right-hand side of the blog, I’ve reordered the boxes. The Kiss My Inbox Subscribe feature is now the first thing you should see, Dear Reader, right at the top of the page. To subscribe, point your mouse at “Kiss My Inbox” and enter your e.mail address, then click the button that reads “Sign me up!” If you haven’t subscribed, you need to do it now.
Let me tell you why.
Unless you’ve been visiting the planet Pluto over the past week, you’ve probably noticed that Facebook is making lots of changes to its platform, all in the name of enhancing things like “user experience” and “interaction.” What this probably means for you is one of two things: 1. You now avoid Facebook because you get a headache just looking at it; or 2. You spend time there but miss lots of things you used to see with regularity. In recent days, I’ve subscribed to many new blogs directly, blogs I used to read casually through links on Facebook, because I don’t want to miss posts I might like to read. I have a few more e-mails to deal with every day, but I’m not missing anything. Plus, I’m supporting people I’ve grown to like because of what they have to say. Regardless of what Facebook does in the future to further mystify the process of “user experience” and “interaction,” I’m plugged in to the things I care about outside the Facebook platform.
If you enjoy reading this blog or any other one out there, subscribing to it ensures that you see every post. You don’t have to open each e-mail, but you can make your own reading decisions instead of having Facebook dictate whether or not you see things in the first place. Besides, you don’t want to miss chances to vote on important things, do you? And, speaking of voting……….
In the upper-left hand corner of the blog, a new tab called “Featured Posts” offers some of my favorite entries of all time for new visitors who may want to get a feel for my writing. The scorching series I wrote a couple of weeks ago to explain why MTM and I don’t have kids is the only thing I’ve selected for the Featured Posts page. I think it’s some of the best writing I’ve ever done.
Once I start trying to choose additional posts, my brain freezes. It’s like being shown almost 600 pairs of shoes at one time and being asked to pick 10. IMPOSSIBLE for me.
Save me from myself, Dear Reader. What’s your favorite post I’ve ever written? Why did it stick with you? Even if you don’t remember the title, a few words about a meaningful post will get me cracking. And, in case you’re brand spanking new, here’s a short list of links to some other posts I like but don’t know if they are deserving of a feature. Maybe one of these will help even the newest reader cast a vote:
- Inception’s Dream of the Architect
- I’m Dreaming of a Chainsaw Christmas
- Mama Get Your Gun
- I Will Remember You. Will You Remember Me?
- My Father the Swinger
Please vote for your Featured Post by making a comment. To give you further incentive to vote, your name will be dropped in the pool for your very own Cootchie-fied post, similar to the ones I wrote last week for Anne Howe, Debbie Hennessy, Tori Nelson, Brett Myers and Angie Mizzell. (Make it hard for me, people. You five should vote, too, and force me to come up with ANOTHER story for you.)
Whether you click the Cootchie multiple times per day or grab it casually, I appreciate your reading this little blog.